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Turn your passion into your beloved profession with our professional and commercial dance courses! Our versatile dance degree courses are designed to give you the edge needed to succeed in the competitive performing arts market place.
The BA (Hons) Professional and Commercial Dance is a partnership between the University of Bolton and the established Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester. Shockout Arts offers a range of professional and commercial dance degrees validated by the university.
We pride ourselves that here, you will be able to learn the essential skills required to start a professional career in dance from BAFTA-nominated choreographers and understand the history and context of this form of artistic expression. While you’re based at Shockout Arts, you will get to study and train in their purpose-built, high-specification dance studios that are equal to professional industry standards.
With a Shockout Arts dance course you’ll be ready to start a professional dance career and specialise in any of these styles:
Alongside your intensive practical dance training, you’ll have regular showcase opportunities to help you develop a diverse range of performance and production skills. Shockout Arts is unique in its delivery as a provider of professional and commercial dance at the highest level, following a conservatoire model where the study of a broad range of techniques, styles and academic studies is key to the successful production of tomorrow’s young professionals.
For full details about Shockout Arts, their open days and accommodation, please visit www.weareshockout.com/arts. If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and well-being, disability support or anything else you may need.